French bank reform will be model for Europe - finmin

PARIS Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:37am EST

PARIS Dec 19 (Reuters) - Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday France's plan to reform its banking system will stand as a model for the rest of Europe and that Germany was studying the possibility of launching a similar overhaul.

"I spoke to (German finance minister Wolfgang) Schaeuble... He told me that Germany wants also to engage in a reform process," he told journalists in Paris.

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